The Kansas City Chiefs may not have been able to make a lot of noise in the playoffs, but head coach Andy Reid's crew has been wildly efficient in the regular-season the past few years. 


Sound, fundamental football executed through a traditional West Coast scheme has brought the most out of the Chiefs main weapons like Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, Kareem Hunt and former quarterback Alex Smith.


Aside from the important highly underrated aspects of the game, like special teams play and time of possession, taking care of the football is unquestionably critical to a team's success. 


No organization has done it better in the past few seasons than the Chiefs.

For all the knocks against Smith, the lack of turnovers wasn't because of some over-conservative offensive approach. Smith uncorked the ball last season more than he has at any point in his career, and the rewards were substantial.

From 2015-17, the Chiefs have ranked No. 2 twice and No. 1 once in the league in takeaway/giveaway ratio and it wasn't just all Smith. 


The Chiefs win their battles at the line of scrimmage consistently and capitalized on that strong trait in 2017 again. The result helps give their QB plenty of time to throw and make unhurried decisions.

With Smith now out of the picture, ​sophomore Patrick Mahomes will be the franchise man under center going forward. His weapons have only gotten better with Sammy Watkins, Byron Pringle, and a healthy Chris Conley back for 2018.


The defense will have Eric Berry and a new face in Kendall Fuller acquired via the Smith trade with Washington. That unit should be set for a bounce-back year to subsequently increase their turnover differential by grabbing more takeaways of their own.


It's hard to beat a team that rarely makes mistakes and beats itself. The Chiefs have made sure that concept has been a staple of their game.